I'm just now starting to archive all the photos my Mom has. I like your use of documents. Note as any dates as she can remember or you can help her recover. Would this be a journey of discovery filled with adventure and self realization? And then I move the photos around in my photo manager to put them into some sense of chronological order using many of the above techniques. The Kodak Printer Dock is a real winner from Kodak's product line. But, occasionally I will find a batch or two that were developed by a company that did print the processing date. The same with fashion and clothing — even in more recent decades.
Also visit the shopping page on the Family Chronicle site for other good reference books. Stories you had completely forgotten about might start gushing out of them. Another source we found is some documentation my mom had regarding citizenship of one her aunts which listed some birthdates, marriages, etc. Since film manufacturers like Kodak and Fuji usually include a generous amount of leader film to load the camera and still get the nominal maximum number of frames on a roll, even if a bit of film at the start of the roll got exposed to light during the loading operation, some photographers managed to become very familiar with loading their particular camera s and could usually squeeze in an extra frame or two. Again, there are several reference sources available on the web and probably in print as well. Any suggestions as to how to handle situations like this so I don't have a long list of '19xx' photos? As some of you may or may not know, not all Kodak photo paper is branded with the same watermark on the back. I use it routinely for printing 4x6 photos from my iPhone.
Shop Ebay Promotions Hi I'm looking to determine the era a photo was printed. Check out my other auctions for more unopened paper and film. Yellow, magenta, and cyan hues distribute consecutively for superior image quality, while a protective overcoat seals in color for years of fade-proof enjoyment. I see the power of the brand demonstrated in the last design, when they managed to be strong even after abandoning their specific yellow-red combination. Some will be harder than others to decipher — sometimes a person won't appear to change much from one year to another. I picked a few of my favorite images and hit the dark room.
When slide film was processed, cut, and mounted in the slide mounts, sometimes part or all of the data was visible along one edge of the mounted slide. Why is all this important? This might be the best way for old photos of your parents — especially the ones before you were present. Sometimes the information appeared in the actual image but sometimes, as with the Minolta X700 with the optional Multi-function Data Back, the printing was intended to be exposed in the black area between frames. As I piece together groups of photos, misplaced in different boxes and bags in my parent's house, I am finding clues that add up over time. So know this is a great option if you are the same way.
The current availability of user-friendly software for page layout has also been beneficial to such individuals. Personally, I would rather see you mark them this way now, even though you are still a little bit hesitant and uncomfortable with how many of them you have. This shot is on Kodacolor from 1955. To elaborate more on the topic. With this beautiful Velox, every print is a treasure not only because of the image, but because of the story that comes with the physical print. The problem is she can't always narrow down the date enough to come up with a year. Am I the only one using old paper?? If for example, you are trying to organize a large collection of photos of your Mom, ask her to write out a simple timeline outline of her life in chronological order.
I have been shooting my way through the I have acquired recently and have managed to produce a fair stack of negatives. I'm sure some of it is obvious and you've already thought with it. Would I be right to assume they are from July of 1977? However, in one instance, a photo stated an age and year it was taken, but the genealogy book had the person born a different year. The july of 1977 is when the slides were developed, so depending on how long the roll took to use, could have been that month, or a few months prior. And it gets even better. So, if you have a photo with this watermark and some of the letters have an overline you know that the photo could have been printed no earlier than 1980. But other times, you're going to have to set pieces aside and wait until you gather more clues to help you figure out how they all fit together as a whole.
Some of you might be wondering why this is such a big deal and why something like film or paper even has an expiration date? What you need to understand is that photographic paper and film are generally based on a silver halide gel chemistry. And so if it makes it seem more fun, think of it like you're putting together a giant and colorful jigsaw puzzle! I find it to be very useful in many ways. I have the trays in the tub and the enlarger off to the side. I have old paper going back to some that expired in 1909 so I'm about 100 years too late to take them up on their offer to replace the paper! I find this method to be easier for me because I am quick and comfortable with computers. As far as prints, I rarely see any identifiable markings on their backs from processors. Panek Frank Sternad Joyce Fischer John Parsons Bob Swanson Tom Fritz Alan Patterson Gretchen S. What I am hoping is that someone here with more knowledge of Kodaks branding scheme can help me narrow down the possible age of these photos a little more.
During this time period Kodak also used selective underlining of letters and in the 1980s they also introduced selective overlining of characters. And even sadder, important people in our lives eventually pass, leaving us with only the memories they have successfully communicated to us. So thank you for asking me! As this paper is roughly the same size as quarter plate film, I might try loading a few sheets into some film holders and shooting them like film with my. These are often clues to help you pinpoint a date range of a photo. Produce high-quality prints from your Kodak Photo Printer Dock with this Photo Paper Pack. Several references are available to interpret what the sheet film notches mean and provide dates of first available and withdrawn from the market for Kodak and other brands of film. I've been scanning old color negatives and getting good results.